Horse milk has long been a popular gourmet food with a uniquely delicious flavor and subtle nuances found in no ordinary dairy product. Horse milk has fruity undertones, a smooth finish and is now joining truffles and Beluga caviar as one of the most coveted treats on the world. Let’s take a closer look and see why horse milk is taking the gourmet scene by storm.
Horse Milk - A rare and precious commodity
Far higher in nutrients than cow milk, horse milk has log been a gourmet delicacy. Now achieving popularity in fine restaurants, Arabian horse dairy products have become very popular. According to the Draft Horse Journal:
Scientific studies prove that horse milk is far more nutritious than cat or dog milk:
This article shows the huge benefit of horse milk: "Furthermore, horse milk contains just 44 calories per 100 grams (or 3.5273 oz.), compared to 64 for cows’ and 70 for human. Additionally, lactose (milk sugar) is higher in horse milk than in cow and human milk, as is albumin, the latter of which is very beneficial for improving digestibility."
Unlike cows, horses have only two teats and a 1,400 lb. mare will produce less than a quart of the precious liquid each day. Of course, there is a direct correlation between teats and prices.
Know your teats
In the dairy industry it has long been observed that there is a correlation between the number of mammary glands and profitability, the less the teats, the higher the revenue. As we see, the horse takes the lead:Breed Number of teats horses 2 teats cows 4 teats cats 8 teats dogs 10 teats pigs 12-14 teats
Milk from champion Arabian horses only adds to the mystique of horse milk.
To illustrate, if women were built like horses, they would look something like this:
But despite the danger and low output, horse milk is well worth the effort.
Delicious and Appealing - Ask for Horse Milk by name
The horse milk craze can be traced to Europe when an ancient tradition was resurrected in the south of France. Infinitely varied, the complex flavors of horse milk are heavily influenced by breed, including Arabian horse milk, the popular draft-horse milk of Europe (used for making cheese), and the latest newcomer, miniature pony milk products.
Horse milk is indescribably creamy and rich, and has a slight yellow color from the rich butterfat. Far more nutritious than dog or pig, milk, horse milk has a great almost unlimited income potential. You only have to look at a cow and a horse to see the appeal of horse milk. Which would you rather drink from?
Arabian horse dairy products have tremendous potential in all areas of fine cuisine, leveraging on its unique flavors and creamy texture.
The History of non-bovine milk products
Restaurateurs and connoisseurs know the value in non-cow dairy products. For centuries, dairy products from goats and other small mammals has been highly-prized. For example Roquefort salad dressing tastes exactly the same as blue cheese salad dressing, but it costs 5x as much, largely because of "snob-appeal", and the scarcity of people willing to milk tiny goats all day.
Gastronomes praised the robust "predatory" flavor of cat milk, although many reported a slightly "gamey" flavor, like the prized Yak milk that is preferred for soufflés in the world finest restaurants.
Horse Dairy Treats
Horse dairy products are in high-demand by top chefs for a variety of culinary delights. The market for Arabian horse milk is now limited, but there is a growing market of high-end consumers who will pay a premium for horse milk products from Arabian and Mustang horses.
Answering the skeptics
Many investors say that they love horse milk but they are unsure that the market potential for a product that sells for a 20x premium over cow milk. To see the potential we need only look at the latest trends in the haute cuisine market:
Burleson Arabians will be milking our mares this year and we hope to create a new, exciting line of high-end Arabian horse dairy products.
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